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UN chief urges Cyprus leaders to reach deal


All parties to talks on Cyprus should seize an "historic opportunity" to reach an agreement, UN chief António Guterres said on Wednesday. The message, delivered in Switzerland by Jeffrey Feltman, UN Under-Secretary-General for…

28 Jun 2017 / Listen /

UN Envoy briefs Security Council on upcoming Syria talks

A view of the Security Council chamber. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Despite a recent reduction in violence, the situation in Syria remains a "mixed picture," UN Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Tuesday. Dianne Penn reports on his briefing to the Security Council. The…

27 Jun 2017 / Listen /
UN agencies launch initiative to boost youth employment Secretary-General laments loss of life in Pakistan tanker explosion tragedy UN ready to assist China following deadly mudslides Security Council reaffirms commitment to Haiti
Today's Features

Girls and boys are missing out on education: UN deputy chief


So many girls are missing out on education but so are boys, the UN deputy chief said on Wednesday…

28 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Al-Jazeera call is "draconian" censorship, says expert


An alleged call to Qatar to close down a major broadcaster in exchange for the lifting of sanctions would…

28 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Cyprus talks are "unique opportunity": UN negotiator


A fresh round of talks to decide the future of Cyprus will last "as long as it takes" but…

27 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Yemen's cholera epidemic may be levelling off, says WHO

A child with severe diarrhoea or cholera receives treatment at the Sab'een Hospital in Sana'a, Yemen,on 12 May 2017. © UNICEF/UN065873/Alzekri

The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has dropped for the first time as efforts continue to resist…

27 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Youth "essential" in push for nuclear weapon-free world

Executive Secretary of the CTBTO, Lassina Zerbo, addressing the Science and Technology Conference 2017. Photo: CTBTO

Young people can help mobilize support for a nuclear weapon-free world by spreading the word through social media, according…

27 Jun 2017 / Listen /
Food festival in Europe showcases talented refugee chefs UN-backed fish farm project unites Ugandans and refugees UNHCR Special Envoy urges more support for Somali refugees UNDP committed to supporting Libya during "difficult juncture"
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt


In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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